Organization gives disabled combat veteran a home

Operation: Coming Home

December 2, 2011 8:14:28 PM PST
Christmas has come 23 days early for a Harnett County Marine and his family.

On Friday, Marine Sergeant Carlos Evans and his family received the keys to a brand new home.

The $200,000 home was a part of Operation: Coming Home - a nonprofit organization that builds homes for disabled combat veterans who have served in the Middle East.

Sergeant Evans had four tours of duty in war zones. Three in Iraq and another deployment to Afghanistan. It was there that he stepped on an IED and lost a hand and both his legs.

Some of the Marines who helped save his life after he was wounded came to pat him on the back and be a part of an emotional ceremony Friday.

ABC11's Larry Stogner was the master of ceremonies during the event and is also a combat veteran from Vietnam.

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